As you may know, I work both in South Bend and Chicago and spend most of my time in Chicago because I manage the Chicago program and Notre Dame Law’s employer outreach efforts. I am available for counseling appointments every day of the week through skype, phone, and either in person in Chicago or in person in South Bend, depending on where I am that day. I am in South Bend weekly for in-person counseling appointments and the days I am on campus are always listed at the bottom of this blog.
I want to make the specifics of my schedule, how to schedule an appointment with me, and how to tell when I am on campus or in Chicago crystal clear.
First of all, whether I am on campus or in Chicago, you are always welcome to schedule a phone or skype appointment with me.
Generally, I am in Chicago four days a week and on campus here at Notre Dame typically one day a week. The day I am on campus varies from week to week depending on programming, events at the law school, and student demand.
I always post the days I am on campus in a given month to the bottom of this blog.
So if you scroll to the bottom of this blog, an example of what you will see is:
Beyond checking the blog for my on campus dates, you can search for an “in person” appointment type on symplicity and only the days I am on campus will pop up. Regardless of where I am, you can schedule an appointment with me on symplicity.
Please note that all symplicity appointments are always scheduled in the eastern time zone, regardless of where I am and regardless of where you are.
So if I am in Chicago and you are in San Francisco and you scheduled the appointment in symplicity for 3:00, we are speaking at 3:00 eastern, 2:00 Chicago time, and 12:00 San Francisco time.
Be sure to always specify the type of appointment you would like from the “type” drop down menu when searching for an appointment with me on symplicity or you could end up picking a day that I am in Chicago when you are trying to meet with me in South Bend.
There are four appointment types on symplicity:
- “In-person,” which means in-person and on campus so if you select this option, you are meeting with me at the law school in my office at 1187 Eck Hall of Law. Please note: my office is not in the main CDO suite. I am located down the hallway next to the women’s restroom, adjacent to the courtroom.
- “In-person Chicago,” which means you are meeting with me in-person at our Chicago office: 224 South Michigan, Suite 250. That location is the default. If you would like to meet me at a coffee shop downtown or at your office if you are working in Chicago, you can email me and tell me that.
- “Phone,” which means you can call me at 574-631-6917 at our scheduled time.
- “Skype,” which means you can skype me at username KatelynnMcBride at our scheduled time
If you do not have an appointment with me but want to talk, you can call me at 574-631-6917 just as you would walk into my office and if I am not in a meeting, I will pick up.
As long as I am not in a meeting, I will be happy to talk. I am also available by email at Katelynn.McBride@nd.edu and generally very fast to respond.
I look forward to meeting with you, both in Chicago and in South Bend, talking to you on the phone, skyping, and emailing throughout the year!